US developing coronavirus strain for human ‘challenge’ trials

US scientists are developing a strain of the coronavirus that could be used to deliberately infect volunteers in so-called “challenge studies,” a government agency said Friday. The work is preliminary and the government is continuing to prioritize randomized clinical trials of vaccine candidates, the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said. Several of these have entered their final […]

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Study shows plant protein consumption can boost human lifespan

A team of researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute has found that older people who eat more plant protein as opposed to meat-based protein tend to live longer lives. In their paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the group describes their analysis of a database compiled by a team working on the National Institutes of […]

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Study illustrates huge potential of human, artificial intelligence collaboration in medicine

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used in medicine to support human expertise. However, the potential of these applications and the risks inherent in the interaction between human and artificial intelligence have not yet been thoroughly researched. The fear is often expressed that in future, as soon as AI is of sufficient quality, human expertise will become dispensable and therefore […]

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Researchers map structural variants in 17,795 sequenced human genomes

A large team of researchers affiliated with a very large number of medical institutions across the U.S. and also three from Finland, two from Mexico, and one from the U.K. has mapped structural variants in 17,795 sequenced genomes. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes their work, which was meant to explore structural variants in genome […]

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Care of three-week-old Gorilla Baby: Can it infect I with Covid-19?

The Rostock Zoo cares for her three-week-old Gorilla Baby. Zoologists think that it is likely that great apes are for the novel Coronavirus-prone. Evidence is not yet available, but already in the past, apes were always of human respiratory virus found In rhesus monkeys, the formation of immune-body to Sars was detected viruses. Mother Yene take care of your infant, […]

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Component of human breast milk enhances cognitive development in babies

Maternal factors, such as breast milk, have been shown to affect a baby’s development, and previous animal studies have determined that a carbohydrate, the oligosaccharide 2’FL found in maternal milk, positively influences neurodevelopment. Now, in the first study done in humans, investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego, have shown that 2’FL […]

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